In this episode, I talk with my friend, Michelle Suarez, about two bold risks her church has taken to engage kids who aren't a part of any church. First, she walks us through the theme-days or special Sundays they do and how these are great invites for kids. Second, she talks about the sports camps they run during the summer, and how they leverage these as invites back to church or to VBS.

Michelle Suarez

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First Baptist Church, Wagner Oklahoma

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Action Items

  1. Look at your current summer strategy
  2. Think through how your church could give young the opportunity to learn and come alongside you in the summer
  3. Evaluate your current summer plan – What is missing? What is wrong?
  4. Ask: What special Sundays could I add? How could I make one Sunday a great invite for kids?

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